Watch: All 5 Tabernacle and Temple Square organists perform ‘The William Tell Overture’ finale

by | Jul. 21, 2020

The five Tabernacle and Temple Square organists won’t be giving the organ pipes a break anytime soon. As part of the kick-off concert for the "Piping Up: Organ Concerts on Temple Square" series, all five musicians played a part to bring the finale from “The William Tell Overture” to life. The video displays the true skill of these organists, who filmed their parts individually at different times on the Conference Center organ and were then combined into one soundtrack. This upbeat, exciting piece is one even those unfamiliar with classical music are likely to recognize. 

The performance was also included in the recent Tabernacle Choir celebration, “Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting.”

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 30-minute organ recitals are streamed at noon MDT. Each day, one organist performs. The recitals can be viewed on the Choir’s website, the Choir’s YouTube channel and the Church’s live watch page.

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Watch the video below. 

Lead image: YouTube screenshot

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